Pseudobatos leucorhynchus

(Günther, 1866)

Whitesnout guitarfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
Günther, A. (1866)
On the fishes of the states of Central America, founded upon specimens collected in fresh and marine waters of various parts of that country by Messrs. Salvin and Godman and Capt. J. M. Dow. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1866, 600–604

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Psamobatos leucorhynchus, Rhinobates leucorhynchus, Rhinobatos leucorhynchus, Rhinobatus leucorhynchus

Pseudobatos leucorhynchus

Rhinobatos leucorhynchus
Holotype: BMNH: 1866.1.14.1

Description :

Citation: Pseudobatos leucorhynchus (Günther, 1866): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2024

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Pseudobatos leucorhynchus (Günther, 1866) © Dra. Maribel Carrera Fernández, Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabí, Manta, Ecuador
Common names
spa Guitarra, spa Guitarra trompa blanca, fra \(T\) Poisson-guitare nez blanc, eng Whitenose guitarfish, eng Whitesnout guitarfish

Eastern Central Pacific: Mazatlán, Mexico to Ecuador. Source:

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733].

Size / Weight / Age
TL min/max: 21,0 cm/118,0 cm, Weight (g) min/max: 20 g/7400 g (Database: 460 specimens, collected between October 2013 and August 2014 from the artisanal fisheries in ‘Los Esteros’ located in Manta City, Ecuadorian Pacific (0° 56' 59'' S; 80° 42' 34'' W) and from ‘La Poza’ located in Santa Rosa City (02° 13'0'' S; 80° 58' 0'' W)) [22773]

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=14582;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)